I would like to open this new forum by inviting anyone else who is researching the Shakes of Sullivan County, Indiana (and before that Kentucky) to share here information about this family.I have considerable information about them, but there is much I do not yet know.I hope by pooling our information we can all benefit.
My own line is through Mary Ellen Shake, daughter of David Shake (1800-72) and Artemisia Blevins (1809-78).David was the father of Christopher Shake (ca. 1760-1803) and Elizabeth Shrader (ca. 1763-after 1824).
Of particular interest to me is Christopher's years before he arrived in Kentucky, and of course the Shake family in Europe.